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Narcotics: Pit of Despair


Published 1967


Tells the story of a boy from a good home who begins using narcotics "just for kicks" and later becomes addicted to the point where he is dropped out of school and eventually arrested.


Producer Marshall, Mel
Production Company Film Distributors International
Audio/Visual sound, color

Credits

Produced and Directed by Mel Marshall. Written by Edward Brennan. Director of Photography: Jay Lovins. Narrated by Patrick Miller. Edited by Jay Lovins. Continuity: Hope Nyman. Titles by Clifford Newlands Co. Consultant: William F. Quinn, M.D., Chairman, Committee on Dangerous Drugs, California Medical Association and Chairman, California Narcotics Advisory Commission. With Kevin Tighe (John Scott); Gerald LeRoy (Pete); Julie Connors (Helen).

Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - July 22, 2013
Subject: Shake this square world and blast off for Kicksville!

Watching this film and realizing Kevin Tighe (Emergency!) just makes it that much more fun. Let's see, the movie was made in 1967. Tighe was born in 1944, making him one of the most oldest high school students in recent memory. Anyways, he's suffering in school, so what is a hick kid to do? He turns to drugs. First pills, then pot, then heroin. It's pretty amazing how much of an immediate dowspiral he takes. One moment he's trying heroin for the first time, the next moment he's selling his mom's silverware. Luckily an addict was caught, and, realizing she couldnt get any more heroin, rats on everyone and everybody! The ending is similar to 'Drug Addiction'. I thought this film was great! Highly reccomended!
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